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Tears, defiance as Mississippi’s last abortion clinic learns Roe has fallen

JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) – The decision that sealed the Pink House’s fate dropped shortly after 9 a.m. local time. “They ruled against Roe. Abortion is now illegal!” a protester yelled outside Mississippi’s only abortion clinic on Friday as word trickled out that the U.S. Supreme Court had overturned its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
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Jackson's Pink House staff members say goodbyes, plan for the future in a post-Roe world

When the Roe v. Wade precedent was overturned by the Supreme Court Friday morning, the clock began ticking for the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic, which most people know as the Pink House. Representative from the clinic held a news conference Friday afternoon saying they will likely close in a matter of weeks but also that the Jackson clinic's demise will not be the end for those involved. ...
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Former Ole Miss pitcher proud to see the Rebels reach historic levels

JACKSON, Miss. — Former Ole Miss pitcher Josh Laxer was on the 2014 Rebels team that made it to the College World Series for the first time under Mike Bianco. The Madison Central grad sees a lot of his old team in the current one which has become the first to play for a national championship under Bianco. He believes the Rebels have a good chance to win it all. They just have to keep their foot on the gas.
JACKSON, MS

Organizers prepare for 2022 Mississippi Comic Con

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) – The annual Mississippi Comic Con is finally here, and vendors are gearing up for this weekend’s festivities. The Mississippi Comic Con will be celebrating its 9th anniversary at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. The event is hosted by VXV events and features […]
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Retirement reception held for Ridgeland Police Chief Neal

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV)- After 33 years, Ridgeland Chief Police Chief John Neal is retiring. On Friday, employees at the police department and neighbors, celebrated Neal’s retirement during an event at Ridgeland City Hall. Neal has spent more than years in the law enforcement. He started as a patrol officer. Over the years, he served as […]
RIDGELAND, MS

MSU, Yazoo City Grad, Super Bowl Champion Cox Hosts Football Camp

Mississippi State graduate and Yazoo City High School graduate Fletcher Cox returned to his home state to host a football camp for high school students on Friday. The camp was open for registration on an invitational basis only. It was hosted at Ridgeland High School. Cox ran offensive and defensive line drills throughout the evening. […]
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Round two preliminary competition winners

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Tonight the Miss Mississippi candidates compete in the last round of preliminary competition. Miss Mississippi State University and Miss Riverbend took top honors Thursday night. Even with a microphone glitch, Miss Riverbend Kayla Braswell continued to sing for the Miss Mississippi audience and judges. Braswell said,...
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What’s next for the Jackson Women’s Health Organization?

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Emotions ran high at a news conference held by the Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Friday, June 24. Speakers condemned the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and pledged to continue fighting for the rights of women across the country. “We’re continuing to provide services. Women, like me, and there are […]
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Boil-Water Alert Issued for Mississippi's Capital City

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents and businesses in Mississippi's capital are under a citywide boil-water notice until further notice. The alert was issued Friday because of water pressure issues at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant, city officials said in a news release. It affects all surface and well water customers.
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Groups react to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Groups on both sides of the abortion debate here in Mississippi are speaking out over the ruling. The organizations I spoke with didn’t hold back when talking about this historic ruling, while some are happy about the ruling and said it’s about time.
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